Great to see a spike in newcomers after Ryan’s announcement to the Rastrack community. If you just joined – welcome!
Ryan’s just added a live stream of his fish tank to his website – powered by a Raspberry Pi, of course. He says there’ll be a blog post on how he did it soon.
There have been a handful of fundraisers for Raspberry Pi computer labs, based on ideas similar to the one seen in the RPF blog post ‘Bringing computing to rural Cameroon‘ back in April. I spotted another one this morning on TechCrunch – a relatively small amount of funding sought for a school in Sidvokodvo, Swaziland. The Foundation must be very proud that their project is making computing, programming and computer science available to the poorest of people.
The Manchester Raspberry Jam Ben ran last weekend was great fun – plenty of new first timers, and had nearly 50% children. Lots of interesting projects and learning going on as usual.
Ben & Ryan
Picture of the week
For less than the cost of two MacBooks, an entire school can gain access to a computer lab for the first time.
How One Student Turned Over £867,000 Selling Raspberry Pi Cases (wired.co.uk)
The story of 23 year old Engineering student Jacob Marsh and ModMyPi
Student Has Day at Cambridge University with Eben (expressandstar.com)
High achieving student Manjot Singh invited to meet Eben at Cambridge University
Rural School In Swaziland Kitted Out With A Computer Lab (indiegogo.com)
Fundraiser for Raspberry Pi computer lab in rural Swaziland
Cyber Security Challenge Seeks Raspberry Pi Enthusiasts (newelectronics.co.uk)
Calling on the developer community to design a Pi based cyber security device
Raspberry Pi Powered VGM Band (raspberrypi.org)
Video Game Music Player, Piano & Robotic Percussion using MIDI & GPIO
Raspberry Pi Video Wall (hackaday.com)
Multiple Raspberry Pi boards used to create video wall
SparqEE CELL Clip (kickstarter.com)
A Raspberry Pi & Arduino Cellular Module kit Kickstarter
AirPi Next Steps & Kickstarter (raspberrypi.org)
The AirPi team have launched their own fundraiser to make a Air Pi Kit
Raspberry Pi Commodore 64 Disk Drive (insentricity.com)
Chris Osborn's Video demo of a Raspberry Pi acting as a Commodore 64 Disk Drive
Raspberry Pi Google Glass (raspberrypi.org)
Raspberry Pi and Google Glass working together
Articles & more
Life with Raspberry Pi (thedigitalshift.com)
This article says "the hot $25 computer may just spark a coding revolution in schools"
Make your own Pi Dropbox Clone (lifehacker.com)
How to make your own Dropbox clone with BitTorrent Sync on Raspberry Pi
TargetR Signage Pi (targetr.net)
TargetR now allow the use of a Raspberry Pi and Screen for digital marketing
Dewarping 360° images from the Pi Camera Board (kscottz.com)
Katherine Scott's code for processing panoramic photos
Raspberry Pi Powered Bitcoin Funded WiFi Hotspot (coindesk.com)
BitcoinWifi hotspot allows connections to bitcoin nodes, enabling payment for access
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